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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • anhydroxylitol
  • gluconolactone
  • arginine
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • moringa oleifera seed extract
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"2% BHA (salicylic acid) + papaya enzymes gently exfoliate + deep clean to minimize the look of pores, revealing a healthy-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"2% BHA (salicylic acid) + papaya enzymes gently exfoliate + deep clean to minimize the look of pores, revealing a healthy-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: anhydroxylitol, arginine.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (moringa oleifera seed extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
6% - 9%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
2.8% - 4.2%
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.7%
0.95% - 1.4%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.5% - 1.2%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.5% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1.1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.1% - 0.5%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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